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My time writing for the Southwest Shadow has come to an end, but I am definitely not going to leave with a bitter taste in my mouth.  Photo Credit: Michael Everisto

Fare-thee-well

May 16, 2014
Writing my last column is hard to believe, but I cannot really complain.
Selfies may not just attention seeking pictures, as they could mean something deeper. Photo Credit: Tamara Navarro

Let’s take a selfie

April 28, 2014
Some think selfies are annoying, but I think otherwise.
Do something, just for today, that you would enjoy to the fullest.  Photo Credit: Tami Navarro

Just for Today

February 28, 2014
Just for today, live life to the fullest without concern for the past or the future.
Although some may say money cannot buy happiness, there are few who become filled with joy after even catching a glimpse of it.

Money, money, money

February 15, 2014
Some say money cannot buy happiness, however, I believe this statement just might not be true.
 Being asked to Sadies is a wish no guy will publicize, but when it happens, theres no doubt that the guy will feel some sort of happiness.Photo Credit: RJ Reyes

Another Sadie’s column

February 8, 2014
Asking a guy to Sadie’s can be scary, but taking the risk and creating memories is worth it in the long run.
Changes can have my different outcomes and can even affect the people or things around you. Some may be good, some may be bad, but at least we have something to look forward to.  Photo Credit: Joshua Berroya

Dear future me

January 24, 2014
Changes can either make or break you, but the outcome depends on how you react to change.
Appreciation for words

Appreciation for words

January 10, 2014
Depending on the writer, words can have a giant impact on any situation.
Saying someone is cute or pretty does not necessarily mean that they like that person.  Photo Credit: Jacob Berroya

Complimenting leading to teasing not alright

November 20, 2013
Teasing someone about complimenting someone else is not only rude, but annoying.
Choosing not to use proper grammar during conversation can leave a negative impression with the individuals you are communicating with. Photo Credit: Michelle Manuel

Grammar police

November 15, 2013
The choice to not utilize the knowledge gained from an extensive English education is a waste.
Although safer, living a life without excitement can have a strong effect on me.  Photo Credit: Jacob Berroya

Life after school

November 6, 2013
Engineer or Navy SEALs? Not an easy choice.
Taking a risk can have you on the path to an enjoyable and successful life.  Photo Credit: Jacob Berroya

Taking a risk

October 30, 2013
Risks are worth taking when thinking about your future.
Complimenting someone can make their day into a good one.Photo Credit:

Little things

October 9, 2013
Being nice can make someone’s bad day turn into a good day in an instant.